The romantic notion of owning a white picket fence house and raising several rambunctious rosy-cheeked kids is something that intuitively appeals to me. However, far from everybody has the same dreams that I do — and to each their own.

There are more and more people out there who reject the standard family narrative and firmly believe that not having kids is the way to go. When faced with criticism or disdain, they reply not with anger or excuses but with funny memes. And who here doesn’t like a good meme or two?

Bored Panda has hand-picked the very best memes made by people who don’t want to have kids, all for your entertainment. Whatever side of the (white picket) fence you’re on, regarding the topic of having children, I hope that you’ll enjoy the jokes. So scroll down, upvote your favorite memes, and tell us in the comments which ones made you laugh the loudest. When you’re all done with this article, why not have a glance at Bored Panda’s other hilarious list about people who prefer pets over kids, as well as our post about older people and whether or not they regret not having had kids.

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varwenea
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1 year ago

Better to know that BEFORE having kids.

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1 year ago

This should be #1

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Ruby
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1 year ago

This one made me laugh and I have three kids.

Awkward Manatee
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1 year ago

Love your name hehe

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wandile dludlu
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1 year ago

I keep telling my mom that I love money too much to have kids

pilipe
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1 year ago

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You're selfish

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Id row
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1 year ago

When people complain about their kids treating them like ATM machines... disposable...4b319f.gif disposable-income-cash-simpsons-lindsay-5d5328d4b319f.gif

MagicalUnicorn
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1 year ago

i can relate

Liz Sahlin Johansson
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1 year ago

My teenager is very generous and doesn’t think twice when using MY wallet... but growls like a cave bear and turn into Scrooge McDuck when I suggest she use her own.

Terri Brittingham
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1 year ago

Absolutely LOL'd

KT Pinto
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1 year ago

That's not entirely accurate... I wish it were.

Lyop
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1 year ago

Ok. This is awesome!!

Justgail Jones
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1 year ago

Yep 🤗

Daniel Wang
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1 year ago

this pic is from the movie zombieland

Jake taylor
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1 year ago

When they tell you that it is true because you've never been there so don't act smart saying i know how it feels.

Kat Khatib
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1 year ago

The Buck stops here!

Faye Thompson
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1 year ago

😁

Faye Thompson
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1 year ago

Perfect!

Twitch Mitchell
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1 year ago

BAHAHAHAAAAAAAA!!

So Dou
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1 year ago

OMG I miss you moneyyyyyy!

Rebekah
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1 year ago

It's so true.

Jakub Wasilewski
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1 year ago

Lol, I laught so hard on this one :D

Slune
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1 year ago

Money for travel

Give me a beagle any day...
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1 year ago

Saving this meme for my FB.

nymo san
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1 year ago

lol

NanZ
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1 year ago

I don't know how anybody can afford to have kids.

Kath Leen
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1 year ago

Is this not from Zombieland? In which Woody Harrelson's character's son is killed by zombies and you don't realise til later on because he refers to him as his pup? Bit dark innit?!!

Cheryl Milliner
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1 year ago

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As I tell my friends all the time. I eat prime rib, you eat hamburger helper

Mewton’s Third Paw
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1 year ago

That’s pretty rude

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The memes mostly center around the idea that those people whose life choices includes no kids, because they enjoy having more freedom and money. They also poke fun of the fact that society keeps pressuring them to have children who are a huge responsibility to take care of and expensive to raise.

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Kaisu
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1 year ago

Me too, always rather show me pictures of dogs!

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

Aww those are 2 gorgeous pups.

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knittin' kitten
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1 year ago

This is gold right here

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The New York Times determined the reasons why more people are opting out of having more kids. The 2018 survey conducted by Morning Consult shows that the number one reason why people are having fewer children than their ideal number is money. Or rather, a lack of money. 64% of respondents said that childcare is too expensive. 54% also mentioned wanting to spend more time with the kids they already have; 49% were worried about the economy; and 44% can’t afford more children.

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Zori the degu
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1 year ago

One of my back-up career plans is opening a bakery. 100% would spend a few dozens of dollars to have this sign ordered in a personified, metal, "Nostalgic Art" style version. I would then nail it to the front door. No, even better. I'd have a sign reading: "Dear parents, you are responsible for your children's and your dogs' behaviour, as well as your own. If you disrupt the pleasant quiet atmosphere in any way, you'd be kindly asked to leave. The Staff."

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MissDemeanour
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1 year ago

Gorgeous! Dogs are so much better than kids.

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Troux
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1 year ago

DINK life!

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Meanwhile, it’s a fact that birth and fertility rates in the world are plummeting. Our World in Data has revealed the shocking fact that the global fertility rate has halved in the last half-a-century: up until 1965, on average, every woman in the world had more than 5 children; now the average woman has fewer than 2.5 kids.

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giovanna
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1 year ago

Sarah is the best!

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Norah MacPhee
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1 year ago

Change that to a cat and it's definitely me

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A B C
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1 year ago

Wow, that's flooffy!

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According to the BBC, lower fertility rates are found in “more economically developed countries”, such as the United States, Australia, South Korea and most countries in Europe. The World Population Review has found that in 2019 the highest fertility rates are in Niger (an average of 6.95 children per woman) and Somalia (6.12 kids); the lowest rates are in South Korea (1.11 kids) and Taiwan (1.15 kids).

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Aaron Kara
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1 year ago

This, this is it.

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Neon Petra
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1 year ago (edited)

Well, the cat ain't gonna walk itself... but it WILL try to get out of that pram if it gets stressed. Watch out.

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Sammiche
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1 year ago

I thought people would stop telling me "OH BUT YOU'RE SO YOUNG AND MIGHT CHANGE YOUR MIND" once I turned 30. I'm 36 now. Still hear it all the time.

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Whether you already have kids, want to have children or aren’t planning on having any, what’s important is being happy with your decision and living life with no regrets. And what helps you keep a smile on your face? That’s right. Memes! And lots of them.

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Phi
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1 year ago

Hahaha!

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Daria B
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1 year ago

And you know what's even sweeter of a sound? Someone else doing the dishes, while you're still snoozing. ♥

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knittin' kitten
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1 year ago

I think parenthood should be better controlled. Why is it not illegal to have 8 10 12 kids? The earth has 19 births for every 8 deaths. We're so overpopulated were gonna breed out of existence.

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Carrie de Luka
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1 year ago

Got to get me some of these.

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Kayd Williams
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1 year ago

This is me in a nutshell

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Carrie de Luka
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1 year ago

How I feel when asked to look at photos... or gender reveal parties! Please - only the parents really care. The rest of us just like a party.

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ravina nimje
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1 year ago

Perfect time to be alive!

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Sivi
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1 year ago

Gonna show this to the neighboring sheep farm XD

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MissDemeanour
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1 year ago

Yep. Any idiot can breed, unfortunately.

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Zori the degu
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1 year ago

Dogs are the correct choice! Dogs: 1, Kids: 0.

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Daria B
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1 year ago

I have no kids. Wake up at six. (Job)

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Neon Petra
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1 year ago

"I can buy what I actually WANT!"

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Neon Petra
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1 year ago (edited)

Cat: *regrets life choices* Also isn't that a lot of kittens for one cat? (EDIT: Yep. I stuffed up there. You guys were right!)

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Arno Nüüm
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1 year ago

Works with cats as well, I just checked.

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Zori the degu
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1 year ago

Good job! :)

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SnowyLynx
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1 year ago

I wish, which country you have in mind? ; )

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Hendra Lim
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1 year ago (edited)

"hooman, why are you acting like that?" lol, the dog's face looks horrified

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Liam Walsh
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1 year ago

Read 'Childfree and Loving It' by Nicki Defago. There are many parents who regret it but say nothing. She let people contact her anonymously with their stories as people are often too ashamed to admit that they wish they had never had children.

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Ellie
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1 year ago

I laughed way too hard at this.

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Vinegar Husbands
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1 year ago

sometimes I go through the baby isle to feel smug over all the shit I don't have to buy

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Kaisu
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1 year ago

The best part about being a woman in a relationship with another woman is no need for birth control

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Jjjane20
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1 year ago

This is me 🙄

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MissDemeanour
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1 year ago

Ugh. The horror.

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Nia Loves Art
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1 year ago

If you want people to respect your choice, you have to respect other people’s choice.

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PyroKitty
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1 year ago

You can tell she doesn't have kids, her nails are still nice. (it's a joke)

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